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Wedding Testimonials | Old Thorns

At Old Thorns Manor Hotel your special day is as important to us as it is to you.

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Listed below are just a few of the many compliments that we have received from our Brides & Grooms

Emily and Tommy 01/02/2015

I just wanted to send an email to say a huge thank you to you and the whole old thorns team for the most amazing wedding we could have hoped for. The day was truly perfect. The venue was amazing. The food was fabulous and the staff brilliant. The dj was also great and played music that was perfect for us. We truly couldn’t have asked for more it really was the best day of our lives. Natalie was beyond brilliant. We really can’t thank her enough.  My dad was particularly impressed with her service level. (And it takes a lot to impress him!!!) Nothing was too much and she was there whenever we needed her. She really was so amazing as was the lady who helped me when I got a bit teary before going in the room!! It honestly makes me so happy to know what an amazing time everyone had. Please send my thanks onto everyone. Your help and patience in the process was hugely appreciated. I’m actually sad it’s all over!! All the guests said what a lovely venue it was. I can’t speak highly enough of you all. Our thanks again to you all.

Gemma and Darren   17/01/2015

I just wanted to send you a email to thank you and everyone at old thorns for making our wedding day so special.

You were great answering all my questions I had and just made everything so smooth for us.

Natalie and the team were fantastic on the day and please could you pass on our thanks to them.

We received such a fantastic service from them all and Natalie was great in reassuring me on the day and made sure we were where we were supposed to be etc everything went to plan and there were no hiccups.

Also a big thank you for catering for the people with special dietary requirements- especially the gluten free people they couldn’t praise the food highly enough and said a lot of places don’t cater as well for gluten free people.

Once again thank you to everyone who played a part in our wedding day.


 Mr and Mrs Paton 17/10/2014

We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you all did in relation to. Planning and making our special day so amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better venue and a better team to help us! Everything went exactly to plan and I didn’t have to think about anything on the day other than enjoying it!

I can’t recommend you all high enough!!! Thank you again so much – we will never forget everything you have done for us!


Lyndsey and Lee Mullinder 01/11/2013

Sorry this email is a week late but I didn’t want to forget to send it all together.

I just wanted to send a little message to thank you and all the staff there at Old Thorns for making our wedding day last Fri an amazing one.
Everything ran like clockwork. Justina was fantastic and on hand whenever we needed her.

The day didn’t run completely as planned as we ended up having a couple of medical emergencies, but the way the staff handled this was amazing.
All of the staff on that day, did extra and above what they would usually have too, so please can you pass on our sincere thanks.

I’d be grateful if you could forward this on to your manager/owner, so they can be proud of there staff. It’s not often people get thanked for doing a good job, so I wanted to make sure that didn’t go un noticed.

Thank you personally as well for helping me plan the big day. It truly was a day to remember.


Keely & Matthew Gibb 26/10/2013

Matt and I would like to say a massive thank you to you, Craig and the team for making our wedding day perfect, the food was amazing the venue was perfect and you both made a massive impact on our day by organising it so so well you took all of the stress and worry off of me and Matt . We highly recommend old thorns all staff are very friendly and nothing is any trouble for any of them all our needs were met above what we expected. We will defiantly be back next year thank you very much again 

Phil & Sue Chapman 15/09/2013

Both sue and I would like to say a massive thank you to all at old thorns from the golf club and sports bar on sat to all the coordinators  bar and restaurant staff that made our weekend so so special thank you.

Samantha and Glen Westbrook 31/08/2013

Thank you so much we got married on the 31st Aug 2013 and thought the service from your staff from  was amazing. Shauna went above and beyond for us. Everything was amazing even the lovely lad who took us up in the buggy to have our pictures done was really helpful. Had my makeup done with the spa who came to my room and were fantastic. Even reception were helpful. Everything was well thought through and had a high standard without being pretentious. We got complements from our guests who said things like, they thought we had the perfect wedding and it’s the best wedding they’ve been too from start to finish. So just wanted to say a massive thank you we can’t rave about you enough.

 From a happy bride and groom

Emma & Sian 23/08/2013

Firstly thank you for all that you did for Sian and I on the build up to our big day which was way back in August now – seems like ages ago now!!!
The day was fantastic and people are still talking about the wedding, the venue, the food and the staff even now so a huge thank you.

Alan & Sylvia Reid
John & Pat Poynter 

Just returned from our daughter’s wedding on Saturday 20th July having stayed the Friday, Saturday & Sunday a VERY BIG THANK YOU to all at Old Thorns Manor Hotel for making it such a special day for everyone who attended Faye & Dave’s wedding. We could not have wished for anything better it was just PERFECT !
Special thanks to Stuart, Diana & Craig who ensured the wedding run like a dream.
Diana you were amazing thanks for being so helpful & attentive to our daughter Faye. Thanks to all the wedding planners Sallyann,Tiffany & Bethany for being so patient.
Kelly & Alex with the booking reservations – in fact everyone at Old Thorns, especially. Beth & the crew who run the bar for us that night & the chef who produced a FANTASTIC wedding breakfast. Also the manager David Allan who was always on hand & very helpful. MANY MANY THANKS 

Paul and Claire Russell 06/07/2013

Just a quick note to say thank you to the wedding ‘team’ and making our day so special last Saturday.
The weather played a massive part, but also your own professionalism, planning, control and precision on the day made it complete.
A special thanks go to Stuart (who was excellent) and the staff on the day – we were able to enjoy our day without any concerns whatsoever.
We really appreciate the service we received and would recommend the venue to anyone.
Many thanks and all the best for the future.